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Jonathan A. Schaffzin

Jonathan A. Schaffzin


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1985, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1982


  • New York

Jonathan A. Schaffzin is a member of the Executive Committee and of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group.

Jonathan principally works with financial institutions, direct lenders, and other institutional investors on capital markets, lending and advisory activities. In addition, Jonathan has represented both public and private companies on a diverse range of transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and related financings. He has notable experience with companies in many industries, particularly in healthcare, telecommunications, technology and gaming.

Jonathan's work has been recognized by The American Lawyer who named him to their "45 Under 45" list of leading members of the private bar under the age of 45 in 2003, and as a "Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year" for 2001. He is consistently named among the top lawyers for both capital markets and lending transactions by Chambers USAChambers Global, the International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) and The Legal 500. Since 2017, Jonathan has been named in The Legal 500's Hall of Fame.   

Jonathan received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1982 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1985, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  He has been a partner since 1994, and served as Cahill's Co-Administrative Partner from 2009-2011, prior to joining the Firm’s Executive Committee.